Medicaid viewed favorably in state poll

While Mississippians overall have an unfavorable impression of the controversial federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, they like individual aspects of the law, including expanding Medicaid.

A poll conducted by the Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies found that 58.6 percent of Mississippians have a favorable view of expanding Medicaid to cover those earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level with the federal government paying the bulk of the costs.

But when asked detailed questions about whether they wanted to expand the program, it was supported by a smaller majority of 52.6 percent – compared to 37.4 percent who wanted to keep the program as it is.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
5/22/13